Washington Briefs reports on an ongoing case preceding last week's school massacre that involves a Newtown-based gun group, the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The group is challenging the authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives to seek data on sales of “two or more semi-automatic rifles at one time or during five consecutive business days,” from 8,707 gun dealers in Arizona, New Mexico, California and Texas. A district court judge has upheld the agency’s decision to make the demand. The case is National Shooting Sports Foundation v. Jones, 12-5009. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case January 9.
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